Kahi Coffee : Kenyan Light Roast
Alexander from Kahi Coffee, was kind enough to send over a Kenyan sample that he’d roasted. I’ve decided to give his coffee a shot this Thursday morning. After all, it’s been a few weeks since I’ve bothered to do a roast myself, and I’m running out of fresh roast. Naturally, I’m getting ready for work, so I don’t have the time to go through a proper cupping process, but we do what we must, and I need coffee. Cracking the seal on the simple, and minimalist Kahi bag with an unusually creative and well-designed, south pacific-styled logo, produced a burst of aroma.
That first sip of fresh-roasted, fresh-brewed coffee happens to be one of the best moments of my day.
Aroma of the coffee, while not having the time to wait the requisite 15 minutes post grind, has a slight chocolate and pleasant aroma, with no other discernible notes. In a normal cupping situation, typically a person would let the coffee cool to 160F before tasting, but it’s early and I’m late for work and I really need my morning coffee. Let’s get at this thing. First impressions, the coffee has a fragrance fruitier than I’m used to, likely attributable to the lighter roast. Notes of Raisin in the fragrance.
Now for the moment I’ve been waiting for. It’s 7AM. It’s quiet in the house and this might be the highlight of my whole day. Flavor contains definitive notes of Raisin, Prune, Tamarind with Cacao notes on the backside, which were foretold by the previous fragrance. Is that a pinch of Plum? Interesting. I’m going to try to savor this moment for just 10 seconds. If I can just stay in this moment my whole day could be better.